Hope you had a lovely weekend! After a late, coffee-fuelled finish at work Friday evening, I took Saturday very, very easy. To celebrate Record Store Day, Ben and I popped into Tower Records, where I picked up a lovely 7″ limited edition vinyl of Palomino, Gemma Hayes’ new track and Ben nabbed a total classic, The Beatles’ Abbey Road.
Ever since B got me a gorgeous turntable for Christmas (the Philips OTT200 – it’s actually on sale in Tower Records, I just can’t find it on their site), I’ve been making a wish list of records I’d love to own. In the meantime, his parents have very kindly loaned us some of theirs, and it’s a seriously amazing collection, featuring tons of Cars, Joni Mitchell, Rolling Stones, Steve Miller band and Stevie Wonder among others.
So far, we’ve bought records by recent faves The XX and Alt J. But I’d love to bring some old favourites back into my life. I adored my Alanis Moristte Jagged Little Pill cassette, my Lauryn Hill The Miseducation of CD, and I’d really like to have a tangible version of them to enjoy, instead of just having tracks floating in the cloud of a streaming service. I think there’s also something about listening to music on a record player that turns the listening itself into an experience, and not just something to have on in the background – you have to get up to turn it and to pick the next record, it’s very conscious and deliberate, which I’ve grown to love.
I’ll have a quick update later today on another weekend highlight, and a recipe later in the week for my new favourite breakfast.
Have a great week!